local music

Latin Beat with Ray Cruz

13 hours ago

Wednesdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. Latin Beat shares music and information regarding Afro Cuban Latin Jazz. Host Ray Cruz connects the dots for the listener as he tells the story via music so that the audience feels surprised, entertained and moved. "Latin Beat.....music to make your ears smile"

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

Mar 22, 2018

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. The latest in instrumental and vocal releases is the focus of Evening Jazz. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands.

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Sundays at 4pm on HPR-1, Applause in a Small Room celebrates live performers, live performances as well as the magic that happens when performers and audiences meet. Hosted by Jason Taglianetti.

Sinatra, The Man and the Music

Feb 25, 2018

Sundays at 5 PM on HPR-2. The life and times of one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers - Frank Sinatra. Hosted by HPR's Guy Steele, the program features recordings, radio and television appearances, and live performances. Also included are excerpts from interviews with Sinatra himself, as well as commentary from arrangers, musicians, songwriters and other who worked with him during his long career.

Kanikapila Sunday

May 25, 2017

NOTE: As of February 14th, Kanikapila Sunday will be heard Sundays at 1pm on HPR-1

Sundays at 1 PM on HPR-2. In Hawaiian, "kani ka pila" means "play music," and Hawaii Public Radio's Derrick Malama plays the latest in Hawaiian music, plus classic songs from Hawai`i's past. The show also features interviews with guest artists and in-studio performances.

Bridging the Gap with Nick Yee

Apr 17, 2017
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Weekdays, 10pm-Midnight on HPR-1.

dj mr.nick's position as a club DJ in Honolulu's Chinatown district earned him a reputation for being able to start in one genre and seamlessly slide into another, moving across musical and cultural boundaries, while continuing to educate audiences in music that's under the radar. 

Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer

May 21, 2015

Sundays at 10 PM on HPR-2. A familiar "Aloha y'all" kicks things off each Sunday night, as Tim Vandeveer bridges cultural and musical divides with Americana tunes that are "contrary to ordinary." "At my family reunions we always sing 'Blessed be the tie that binds,' and more and more I realize that music is often the tie" says Vandeveer, who has hosted the show for ten years on HPR.